Budnitz Bicycles

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Our flagship Model No.1 is the bicycle that reviewers have named among the most beautiful ever made.

Imagine a city bicycle born with just the best bits of race bike DNA. Athletic handling and a short wheelbase make Model No.1 a stylish urban road rocket, nimble in traffic and lightning quick on open roads. Perfect for high speed morning commutes and long weekend excursions.

  • Frame Material

    Frame Material

    The No.1 Titanium frame weighs just 3.5 pounds, will never rust or corrode, and can be kept looking virtually new forever. Extremely strong, titanium organically absorbs road vibration for a smooth ride.

  • Frame Color

    Frame Color

    Limited Edition Color

    Macchiato Gloss

    This sophisticated hue was originally created at a special client’s request. Looks remarkable with our honey-leather saddle and grips.

    Budnitz Blue Gloss

    Lake Champlain on a perfect summer day matches HTML #0099FF, our signature color blue.

    Black Matte

    Deepest gunmetal flat black.

    Detonator Orange Gloss

    Inspired by Caltrans road cones and dynamite.

    Impulse Red Gloss

    The original color of speed. Inspired by the iconic 1980 Porsche 911 SC.

    Racing Green Gloss

    Brought to prominence by Bentley’s Le Mans wins in the 1920’s. Still the official color of British racing teams to this day.

    Zelena Green Pearlescent

    A pearled blend of vintage military green and deep Bohemian forest hues.

    Paratrooper Matte
    Brilliant Silver Pearl
    Racing Yellow Gloss

    A classic cycling color that defeats all description.

    Tell us the color of your dreams – we’ll match it! Our Client Services team will get in touch to discuss your perfect shade and send you a mock-up of your extra special custom Budnitz.

    Ultramarine Blue Pearlescent

    Deep indigo blue that matches a pair of deadstock vintage Levis that Paul Budnitz bought in Tokyo in 2004.

  • Components

    Components
    Black Component Set

    Our Standard Component package isn’t standard at all. Features race-quality components lightyears beyond most other bicycles on the market:

    • Black Alloy Budnitz HS-1B Headset
    • Black Alloy Budnitz 3D CNC Stem
    • Black Alloy Budnitz CNC Seatpost Clamp
    • Black Alloy Budnitz X1 Cranks
    • Budnitz CNC 3-Finger Brake Levers

    Silver Component Set

    The premium Silver Component Set comes standard on our titanium frame bicycles, and is an option on our steel frame models.

    • Titanium Budnitz Stem
    • Titanium Budnitz Headset Spacers
    • Silver Alloy Budnitz Ultra Polish Seatpost Clamp
    • Silver Alloy Budnitz HS-1S Ultra Polish Headset
    • Silver Alloy Budnitz X1 Cranks
    • Silver Alloy Paul Components 2.5 Love Levers

    All handmade titanium and alloy components are extremely lightweight, beautiful, and will never rust or corrode.

    Silver Component Set

    Our premium Silver Component Set comes standard on our titanium bicycles, and is an option on our steel models.

    Includes handmade and lightweight titanium and special alloy parts including:

    • Titanium Budnitz Stem
    • Titanium Budnitz Headset Spacers
    • Silver Alloy Budnitz Ultra Polish Seatpost Clamp
    • Silver Alloy Budnitz HS-1S Ultra Polish Headset
    • Silver Alloy DaVinci 6061 Crankset
    • Silver Alloy Paul Components 2.5 Love Levers

    All handmade titanium components are extremely lightweight, beautiful, and will never rust or corrode.

  • Fork

    Fork
    Whiskey Carbon Fiber Fork

    The ultimate carbon fiber, disk brake fork. Stiffen up the front end of the model No. 1 while enjoying more aggressive, tighter geometry.

    The No. 1 half-crown titanium fork is updated with a tapered steer tube for a tighter, stronger more responsive ride. This option provides the classic, full titanium Budnitz aesthetic.

  • Drivetrain

    Drivetrain
    Gates Carbon Drive Belt

    The technology behind Gates Carbon Drive is rooted in high horsepower motorcycles and dragsters. Custom made, this 11-mm pitch, carbon-fiber reinforced belt is stronger than and as efficient as a traditional bike chain – and completely grease-free. The drive is completed with an innovative sprocket design and your choice of internally-geared or single-speed hubs. The patented Gates Carbon Drive gives you a longer-lasting, lower-maintenance drive, and most importantly, an unbelievably awesome ride.

  • Gearing

    Gearing
    Single Speed

    For minimalists looking for the lightest and least cluttered bicycle possible, we offer the ultimate singlespeed configuration.

    Features our ultralight Budnitz FH-1 freehub in mirror-polish CNC-cut alloy, disk brake-specific rims, and double-butted spokes. Clean and quiet Carbon Belt Drive is virtually indestructible, and weighs under 80g.

    Optimal 50/20 gearing is standard, with other ratios available upon request.

    11-Speed Shimano Alfine

    This is our most popular gearing option, the one we ship on most of the bicycles we sell.

    The beautifully engineered Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal hub has a very wide gear range [409%], suitable for steepest hills and the fastest flats. Combined with a mechanical trigger shifter and our Carbon Belt Drive system, this hub is clean, quiet, and requires almost no maintenance.

    11-Speed Shimano Alfine with Di2 Electronic Shifting

    The new Shimano Alfine Di2 11-speed internal hub features electronic shifting technology adapted from top-end race-bikes. Gear changes are precise, instant, and silent. Controlled by an elegant electronic thumb shifter and a bright LED display.

    A very wide gear range [409%] means you’ve always the perfect gear available — from steepest hills to the fastest flats. Carbon Belt Drive is quiet, clean, and won’t get your pants dirty.

    14-Speed Rohloff Speedhub

    With 14 speeds, the German-made Rohloff Speedhub has the widest gear range [528%] of any internal gearing system made. Rohloff has a cult following in Europe and is famous for its pristine service record.

    Combined with our Carbon Belt Drive the Speedhub is clean, quiet, and requires very little maintenance. Includes the classic Rohloff 14-speed grip shifter with gear markings.

    All Rohloff hubs come in polished silver, with other colors available via special order.

  • Handlebar

    Handlebar
    Budnitz Titanium Flat Bar

    Our handmade brushed titanium zero-rise handlebar was made for purists and speed freaks. Ridiculously lightweight & elegant. 12º bend, just 230 grams.

    Budnitz Titanium Riser Bar

    Incredibly comfortable, our titanium riser handlebar went through dozens of iterations until we managed the perfect angle, balancing both power and comfort. Just 380 grams, with a 25º sweep and 40mm rise.

    Our handmade alloy zero-rise handlebar is for those with a need for speed.

    The result of dozens of iterations and extensive field testing, our Budnitz alloy riser handlebar provides an ideal blend of power and comfort.

  • Brakes

    Brakes
    Mechanical Disc Brakes (TRP Spyke + Paul Levers)

    CNC-cut Paul Components Love Levers paired with dual actuated TRP Spyke calipers.

    The world’s greatest mechanical disc brakes provide fantastic stopping power in all weather conditions, a light touch, reliability, and minimal maintenance. Yokozuna cable housing and internal routing maintains clean lines and protect housing from the elements.

    Hydraulic Disc Brakes (Formula R1)

    Ridiculously light and responsive in rain, sleet, and dirt, these are top-of-the-line hydraulic disc brakes from Formula in Italy.

    Forged master cylinder body and caliper provide increased braking power and durability.

  • Saddle

    Saddle
    Budnitz Ultralight Titanium

    Our all-time favorite high-tech saddle, because it fits almost everyone and requires no break-in. Perfectly padded shape and anatomical platform, titanium rails, and restrained logos. Custom built to our specs by the geniuses at Velo in Taiwan.

    Brooks B17 Titanium Honey Leather

    Classic medium-width honey leather saddle, handmade in the UK by Brooks of England. We offer the super-light special titanium rail version.

    With a wider base than the Brooks Swallow, the B17 fits most riders comfortably. Vegetable-tanned leather. Note that Brooks saddles require several months to fully break in — we supply leather proofride with each saddle we ship.

    Brooks B17 Titanium Black Leather

    Classic medium-width black leather saddle, handmade in the UK by Brooks of England. We offer the super-light special titanium rail version.

    With a wider base than the Brooks Swallow, the B17 fits most riders comfortably. Vegetable-tanned leather. Note that Brooks saddles require several months to fully break in — we supply leather proofride with each saddle we ship.

  • Grips

    Grips
    Oury Black Rubber Grips

    These are our favorite handlebar grips in the world and they come standard on all of our bicycles. Soft and grippy rubber provides a sure handhold. Indentation for the thumb. Grips lock on so they never twist on the bars. They look cool too!

    Ergon GC1 Ergonomic Black

    Designed for the ergonomic demands of cyclists with bicycles using swept back handlebars.

    Ergon GC1 Ergonomic Biokork

    Designed for the ergonomic demands of cyclists with bicycles using swept back handlebars.

    Brooks Black Leather Grips

    Traditional slender locking black leather grips that match the Brooks leather saddles we sell exactly. Made in UK.

    Brooks Honey Leather Grips

    Traditional slender locking honey leather grips that match the Brooks leather saddles we sell exactly. Made in UK.

  • Tires

    Tires
    Kojak 35c (1.5-inch)

    Fast and slick, with no visible tread pattern and no side reflector stripe, these beautiful and lightweight 700 × 35c (1.5-inch) tires move extremely fast and incorporate Schwalbe’s performance compound. Look gorgeous on our bikes, too!

    Little Ben Cream 40C (1.6-inch)

    New cream tires from Schwalbe in Germany in 40C (1.6 inch). Elegant with a wire bead and armored sidewalls for durability around town. Look remarkable with our wood fenders.

    Marathon Supreme 35c (1.5-inch)

    The Marathon Supreme is Schwalbe’s top-end city-bicycle tire. Incorporates a 3-layer evolution rubber compound that rolls differently on different parts of the tire to optimize speed & grip.

    These 1.5-inch (35mm) tires are a bit more durable and roll a little faster than the more minimal Schwalbe Kojak. Many people think these are the best touring tires in the world.

  • Pedals

    Pedals
    Street Pedals

    Very nice basic urban pedals. Smooth motion and good grip for all kinds of shoes.

    Budnitz CroMo Spindle Platform Pedals

    CNC machined out of a single block of 6061 T6 aluminum, our platform pedals are super lightweight and easy to get on and off. Engineered with a gentle curve and adjustable pins that ensure a tight grip in all riding conditions — without the hassle of going clipless. 

  • Fenders

    Fenders
    Budnitz Titanium Fenders

    The perfect compliment for our bicycles, with a finish to match. Handmade brushed titanium fenders are lightweight, will never rust or corrode, and look incredible on all our models

  • Security

    Security
    Abus Mini U-Lock

    The world’s best mini U-lock. Super-hardened steel & both arms lock to the shackle. 40% lighter and much higher security ratings than the Kryptonite version. Includes a special clamp that we import ourselves that attaches this lock neatly to the bicycle. From Germany, of course.

    Total Lockdown: Pitlock + U-lock

    Lightweight and strong. This system allows Budnitz Bicycle frames to be locked safely with the lightweight Abus Futura mini U-lock and wheels with Pitlock of Germany’s wheel skewers.

  • Lights

    Lights

    A more permanent lighting solution for your bicycle. A beautiful Son dynamo front hub provides power for two exceptionally bright lights from Busch & Muller: IQ-X headlight and Topline Line Small taillight. Need light? Just pedal.

    Knog Blinder Rechargeable LED Lights

    Ultra-mega super-bright yet tiny front & rear clip-on lights. Each light has a flip-out USB port for charging. Silicone rubber and titanium colored clips. Our favorite lights, ever that weigh nearly nothing & keep you safe at night.

  • Carry

    Carry
    Brooks Black Leather Seat bag

    A high quality leather saddle bag made specifically for the Brooks saddles that we offer. Small leather straps hook the bag on the back of your saddle. The inside of the bag has a quick release so your possessions can be easily taken with you whenever you lock your bike outside. Just the right size for some credit cards, small multi-tool, tube, and pack of mints. Made in England.

    Brooks Honey Leather Seat bag

    A high quality leather saddle bag made specifically for the Brooks saddles that we offer. Small leather straps hook the bag on the back of your saddle. The inside of the bag has a quick release so your possessions can be easily taken with you whenever you lock your bike outside. Just the right size for some credit cards, small multi-tool, tube, and pack of mints. Made in England.

    Lezyne CO2 Saddle bag

    A complete, convenient kit for the rider with speed in mind. With a CO2 inflator, two 16g CO2 canisters, multi-tool and tire levers in a compact organizer that tucks neatly under your bicycle seat. We include a tube based on your selected tire too!

  • Water Bottle Cages

    Water Bottle Cages
    One Titanium Water Bottle Cage + Bottle

    An elegant brushed titanium water bottle cage that matches your bicycle frame. Just 28 grams.

    Two Titanium Water Bottle Cages + Bottles

    Two of our elegant brushed titanium water bottle cages. Matches your bicycle frame perfectly. Just 28 grams each.

  • Accessories

    Accessories
    Spurcycle Stainless Steel and Brass Bell

    This is the world’s greatest bicycle bell. Small, streamlined, and real brass — with a beautiful ding!

    Budnitz Titanium Beer Wrench

    Made of titanium and weighing just 35g, our famous beer wrench is the perfect accessory for fixing a flat and opening a cold drink on the road. The 15mm hex wrench removes our Shimano Alfine, Pitlock, and other solid axel wheel bolts. Two thumb screws fix the wrench firmly to your bike’s water bottle cage mounts.

    Lezyne Chrome Air Pump

    The smallest and lightest high-pressure air pump for fixing flats on the road is also beautiful. CNC-cut with chrome finish. Attaches with a special mount to water bottle cage bolts (you can still fit a water bottle on, too). Just 8 inches long and 96 grams.

  • Storage

    Storage
    Budnitz Protective Bicycle Cover - Titanium Gray

    Custom tailored Budnitz bicycle cover made with highly durable and abrasion resistant solution-dyed 9-ounce acrylic canvas with flourocarbon finish.
    Water, UV and mildew resistance makes this high quality canopy excellent for long term indoor and outdoor use. Oil, acid, alkaline and solvent resistant for exposure in a shop environment. YKK Vislon #10 zipper opening makes covering and uncovering simple.
    Includes oversized pocket for manuals, tools and spare accessories.

    Designed and sized specifically to fit your custom Budnitz.

    Budnitz Protective Bicycle Cover - Matte Black

    Custom tailored Budnitz bicycle cover made with highly durable and abrasion resistant solution-dyed 9-ounce acrylic canvas with flourocarbon finish.
    Water, UV and mildew resistance makes this high quality canopy excellent for long term indoor and outdoor use. Oil, acid, alkaline and solvent resistant for exposure in a shop environment. YKK Vislon #10 zipper opening makes covering and uncovering simple.
    Includes oversized pocket for manuals, tools and spare accessories.

    Designed and sized specifically to fit your custom Budnitz.

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